Sky is about to start her first year in an actual school. Her anti-technology, adopted Mom has home-schooled Sky for as long as she can remember. It's her senior year so she's missed out on a lot, but she's ok with that. She just wants to add some extra curricular activities to help her get into a good college. The problem is that her only friend, Six, who was supposed to help her out on the first day of school, is leaving for Italy for 6 months!
Before school starts, Sky runs into a boy at the grocery store, and she's immediately drawn to him for reasons she can't understand. It's not like she's never kissed a boy before. In fact, her and Six have a tendency to kiss boys all the time, but Sky doesn't do it for the rush. She does it because when she's kissing a boy, she feels nothing, and she likes that.
When she runs into Holder again, coincidentally, in front of his house, she again feels a weird connection and so begins the love affair between two teenagers. Both Sky and Holder have tumultuous pasts and together, they are willing to work through them. Sky finally understands why she doesn't remember any of her childhood and why she's so connected to Holder.
While I could have labeled this YA, there was some steamy scenes that make it more appropriate for an adult. The love affair between these two is a little strange, but good. I kept thinking that Holder was some sort of stalker and it made me uncomfortable, but by the end it all made sense. I also had a hard time not siding with the parents, particularly Karen, Sky's mom, but again, it all made sense in the end.
One of the things I was upset that was not clarified in the end was the friendship with Six. She starts out as such a big part in the beginning of the story, but towards the end it's like she's not even there.
I finished this book in two days because I just couldn't put it down. The first half was really great, but while I felt the second half fell flat, I just needed to find out what was going to happen. In fact, because the characters were so young, I'd be interested in a sequel just to find out what happened to them!
This book was a Kindle read for $3.99. So worth it, in my opinion.